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Falling Skies 

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Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.


Robert Rodat
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Noah Wyle ...  Tom Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Drew Roy ...  Hal Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Maxim Knight ...  Matt Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Will Patton ...  Captain Weaver / ... 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Moon Bloodgood ...  Anne Glass 51 episodes, 2011-2015
Sarah Carter ...  Margaret 50 episodes, 2011-2015
Connor Jessup ...  Ben Mason 49 episodes, 2011-2015
Colin Cunningham ...  John Pope 48 episodes, 2011-2015
Mpho Koaho ...  Anthony 46 episodes, 2011-2015
Seychelle Gabriel ...  Lourdes / ... 38 episodes, 2011-2014
Doug Jones ...  Cochise 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Keith Arbuthnot ...  Skitter Alien / ... 23 episodes, 2011-2015
Treva Etienne ...  Dingaan Botha 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Peter Shinkoda ...  Dai 21 episodes, 2011-2013
Ryan Robbins ...  Tector 21 episodes, 2012-2014


The chaotic aftermath of an alien attack has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force. Written by Deeww

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We're not just fighting for our lives. We're fighting for our existence. See more »


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Did You Know?


In the beginning, falling skies was to be called Concord. It was in this title that Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodat developed the series aired in the United States on the TNT channel. It refers to the battles of Concord and Lexington, which occurred during the American Revolution. It was Steven Spielberg himself who proposed a change of title. This seemed to him to be more in tune with the post-apocalyptic spirit of the project. See more »


Referenced in Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order (2012) See more »

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I give this show a single season before it gets axed.
21 June 2011 | by george-1017See all my reviews

I knew from the initial previews for this show that it wasn't going to be anything special, but at least it was new. I consider myself an avid science fiction fan, and to me Falling Skies is just more of the soap-fi made in the same vein as the now defunct Stargate Universe and Caprica and NuBSG. What is it with these writers who feel the compulsion to tip the balance towards drama and interpersonal relationships instead of science when doing science fiction? This show opens with a child's crayon drawings depicting the invasion of earth by aliens,m and part of the aftermath, and there is a child speaking during the slow pans over the drawings, interpreting his creation. REALLY? I cant go into details without spoiling your "fun", so I wont. Suffice it to say that watching this two hour premiere feels like four hours, and you don't really get an idea where this is headed. I did find the CGI impressive, but the over-emphasis on the Mason family (the central protagonists in this show) takes away from any feeling of entertainment a viewer might want from a show like this. I want to get the backstory on the ALIENS, not the Mason family. Why did they come to earth? What do they want and how did they find us? ABC's V explored this is a very entertaining way, and had decent drama. But alas, ABC was unable to get the viewership numbers it needed to keep the show. It would have made an AWESOME cable show on a smaller network like Syfy. But that is spilt milk. This milk has just been poured and its already half soured IMO. Im certain that the show will explore more stuff about the aliens, but the style of the show already reveals that it is an interpersonal drama and not really science fiction. Soap-fi doesn't work...haven't TPTB realized that by now? This is soap-fi, not sci-fi. Its drama dressed in a space suit, and the alien invasion seems more like a backdrop than a central theme in this show. How can I get this just from the premiere? I shouldn't be able to, but its possible because this is a derivative show. Nothing new or fresh.

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Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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